About the home
WINNER of the TOURISM SWANSEA BAY 2012 AWARDS - "Best Self Catering Accommodation"
5 star luxury Victorian miners cottage set beside the tumbling Cwmshon river. Ideal location for both Brecon Beacons; Gower coast and Waterfall Country. Dedicated walkers drying room and secure bike store. Free WI-FI. Log burner. Peaceful location just 10 minutes off M4. Short breaks available - 22% discount for low occupancy.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Swansea, 13km|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details outdoors:
The cottage has a private patio area with BBQ and garden furniture, secure bike lock up and outside washing facility and dedicated walkers drying room with boot racks and heater. We have a selection of adult and some children's bikes you are welcome to borrow free of charge. Private parking for two cars.
We meet and greet you personally and welcome you with fresh flowers; our home made Welsh tea cake and our own honey and are always on hand for help or advice. We have all the tourist information, guide books and detailed maps you could possibly need as well as our own day trip itineraries we have prepared to help you make the most of your stay. Tell us your particular interests and we are delighted to help you plan your holiday. We welcome children and a high chair, travel cot and bottle sterilizer are available.
The South Wales / Swansea/Bridgend/Neath region
Pontardawe is nestled in the beautiful Swansea valley and offers a central location for all South Wales visitor attractions and superb walking; climbing, cycling, horse riding,golfing, surfing and adventure sports opportunities, being close to both the Brecon Beacons and the stunning Gower coastline. The National Showcave Centre for Wales; Carreg Cennan Castle; the National Botanic Gardens of Wales; Aberglasney Gardens; St. Fagans Welsh Folk Museum; Waterfall Country; Afan Mountain Biking Centre, Clyne Gardens; Big Pit National Coal Mining Museum, Llangennith Beach ( one of the 8 best surfing spots in the U.K.) are all within easy reach and whatever your interests, our visitors often say, that even two weeks in this beautiful, diverse and richly cultural area, is just not long enough to enjoy it all. Even in winter the magic is still there - you can enjoy deserted beaches and coastline walks with only the waves and seagulls for company. After exhilarating walking you can enjoy seriously good food in the many Swansea restaurants, then home to put your feet up in front of a roaring fire.
The Swansea area
Pontardawe has lots of little shops as well as two supermarkets; several restaurants; a golf course( just over 6100 yards Par 70 with beautiful hilltop views); a swimming pool; gym; leisure centre, its own Theatre and Arts Centre, showing a wonderful variety of live entertainment - all are within a 2 minute drive or 10 - 15 minute walk of the cottage.
Ynysmeudwy ('water meadow of the hermit') lies at the foot of the Gurad mountain. You can roam freely on the many public footpaths that wind through the woods or across open farm and moorland on the mountain, with beautiful views down the Swansea Valley. On a clear day, Mumbles Head beckons invitingly from a sparkling sea.
The Swansea Canal is a 2 minute walk away and from there you can walk along the canal to Pontardawe - 15 minutes - sometimes spotting the rare and beautiful native Kingfisher. Nearby, the wide River Tawe wends its way down the valley to the sea and here you can picnic and sunbath at various points along the river; also cycle or walk on the easy track, often spotting magestic herons that fish along the river. The track is part of the Sustrans National Cycle Route network and stretches from Ystragynlais, further up the valley all the way (traffic free) to Swansea (16 kms) and from there along the seafront to the Victorian seaside village of Mumbles with its little boutique shops and eateries.
How to get there
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Nearest train station Neath 8km
Nearest airport Cardiff 75km
By road - 10 minutes off the M4 London - South Wales ( exit J45)
Activities near Swansea
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
12 Jun 2013
My husband mysel and our ten year old in stayed in Craig cottage for a week and enjoyed every second of our stay !!!
The cottage owners Fiona and Andrew have obviously made a huge effort in the... more
29 May 2013
Cwmshon Cottages are a very nicely refurbished pair of semi detached cottages. We had a warm welcome by Fiona, the owner, with flowers and cake and advice on local amenities and walks. The Swansea... more
14 May 2013
Really well renovated and kept cottage, with modern fittings and appliances - and with lots of character intact. We were very comfortable here, wanted for nothing and especially liked and used the... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Easter||5 Apr 13||19 Apr 13||£ 542||£ 81||£ 108||3 Nights|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Easter||5 Apr 13||19 Apr 13||£ 695||£ 104||£ 139||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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